The Rug Edition

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    RUGS 101 TYPES OF RUGS AND MAKES Those of you who have shopped with us or come into the showroom will be "pros" on this topic - we love educating people on rugs! There are different ways of making rugs and, at Four Corners Rugs, we stock a variety which means we can cater to a range of needs and budgets. WHAT ARE THE MAIN TYPES OF RUGS At Four Corners Rugs, we stock the main 3 types of hand woven rugs, namely: Hand Knotted; Hand Loomed; and Hand Tufted. We will also describe Power Loomed rugs but please note...

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    WHAT SIZE RUG DO I NEED? One of the most frequently asked questions we get is what size rug do I need? While the final decision does come down to the dimensions of your room and, of course, your personal taste, below are some tips on picking the right rug for you. IS BIGGER OR SMALLER BETTER? Small rugs Generally, a smaller rug may make a room look smaller and make the surrounding furniture look disproportionately large. So when opting for a smaller rug, keep in mind the dimensions of your room and the visual weight of your furniture -...

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    HOW DO I CLEAN MY RUG? We're all busy, we all love a good wine and most of us have kids, pets or clumsy friends... but don't fret, none of these things should deter you from having a beautiful rug in your home or office. Caring for your rug is simple - a quick vacuum approximately once a week should maintain your lush decorative friend in good condition. As for the accidental spillages, pet woes or food fights - spot cleaning is the best way to go. Here are some tips for spot cleaning: Got mud? No worries. If you...

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    IS THAT YOUR RUG'S NATURAL COLOUR? A LOOK INTO THE ORIGIN OF RUG DYES Most oriental rugs, including Persian rugs, are woven from sheep’s wool, silk or cotton. Sometimes, camel and goats wool was also used. These fibres are either hand-spun or spun mechanically using spinning wheels (left image) before entering the hands of families of dyers in their region for colouring. Traditional dying processes date back to ancient times and most have passed down generations of families of dyers. Many of these processes are still used today to make hand-made rugs. The colours used to dye these threads are...

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